Central Market Hall, Budapest

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The largest and oldest indoor market in the city, Central Market Hall, offers a variety of food, candy, spirits, and souvenir stalls. Let your mouth water as you wander the first floor of this Neo-Gothic building past fresh produce, meats, sweets, spices, liquors, and wine. The second floor houses mostly souvenir shops and eateries, and the basement features butcher shops, a fish market, and pickled goods. Built in 1897 and restored in the 1990s, this market was the idea of Budapest's first mayor, Karoly Kamermayer, and is now one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Try local specialties, such as deep-fried lángos. To visit Central Market Hall and other attractions in Budapest, use our Budapest day trip planner .
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  • Basically a huge farmers market with souvenir shops, fresh fruits/vegetables shops, food stalls, butchers, and restaurants. There is a supermarket below. Nothing too epic here. I think it is worth a v...  more »
  • Outside is a beautiful Art Nouveau structure internally there are many local banks and many souvenirs for tourists. I also had lunch and I sleep very well. If you are in the area well worth a visit.
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  • This central covert market is a mandatory place to visit for all newcomers to Budapest. In addition to being a good quality market for all types of food, there is an extensive selection of moderately ...  more »
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  • Amazing place! You can feel all Hungarian tradition 🇭🇺 at ounce. A lots of fresh vegetables, delicious grocery and awesome paprika’s shops makes this place special in the map of Budapest. I recommend you to drink some very strong, essential black coffee ☕️ which is making by old, very friendly women (she’s in the picture). I promise that you will remember this taste for rest of your live. If you love coffee (but real coffee, not from Starbucks or Costa) it’ll be drink of Gods.
  • The market was nice to visit. It gave an insight to the variety of fresh foods available to local people at the ground level. Quite surprising was the large quantity of chicken. Unless you are self catering, there was little to buy for the tourist visitor. On the upper level, is more clothing, fabrics and souvenir items. Souvenirs were not very appealing, and little in the way of local crafts. This level was very busy in the area for food, to be eaten standing, or on stools at raised tables. At the lower, basement, level is fresh fish. I visited late in the day so most shops were closed. Euros generally accepted as an alternative to the Florint. [A piac jó volt, hogy látogassa meg. Adott betekintést a különböző friss élelmiszerek elérhető a helyi emberek, a földszinten. Elég meglepő volt a nagy átszállításra csirke. Hacsak nem önellátó, volt megvenni a turisztikai látogató. A felső szinten van több ruházat, szövet és ajándékbolt tételek. Emléktárgyak nem voltak, nagyon vonzó, és kevés az olyan helyi kézművesség. Ezen a szinten nagyon elfoglalt volt a területen, az élelmiszerek, hogy álló, vagy a széklet emelt asztalnál eszik. Az alacsonyabb a pincében, szinten a friss hal. A nap végén a jártam, így a legtöbb bolt zárva volt. Euró általánosan elfogadott a Florint alternatívájaként.]
  • It's good, but it depends on why you go there. If you are a local, it's nice and big and has lots of options for meat, produce, and on-the-go food. As a tourist, I went to find souvenirs. I only found one thing I really liked, a handmade wooden chessboard, but I really like it, so I'm happy. It just depends on the type of souvenirs you like. I wanted something made by Hungarian people, not something mass-produced in a factory. But if you like those types of souvenirs, they have those, too.
  • The market hall itself is huge and looks really awesome from the inside. If you want to buy fruits, vegetables or meat that is the place to be. The food on the first floor looks delicious, but the prices are far too expensive. They know that tourists will pay anything, so watch out. I would rather recommend to look for a traditional restaurant with the same meals but more reasonable prices in other parts of the city. There is also not enough space to sit and eat your meal, because everything is crowded with tourists, who even wait in line for ages just to order something.
  • Must see is Budapest. Full of everyday great goods, Hungarian spices. In the 1st floor there is some stalls for Hungarian food. We had bread with beef gulash and red cabbage. Food taste is just awesome. Although I find the stuffs little unfriendly.
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